THE MASSIFS, LAND OF TRAVELS...
Le Morvan, a Natural Heart
Situated in Burgundy with its 90,000 hectares of woods, its springs,
its cascading rivers, its imposing and majestic lakes, ancient
legends inscribed in the granite of its mountains, here you are
in a Celtic land.
The Wild Boar of the Ardennes
The Ardennes is a land of ramparts, of fortified castles (Sedan
and Givet), of fortified dwellings. An immense forest with vast
rivers, its landscapes are awe-inspiring. Montherme is the starting
point to this paradise for fishermen and walkers. Visit Charleville-Mezieres
for its magnificent Louis XIII architecture.. Place Ducale, and
especially to rediscover that influential poet, Arthur Rimbaud.
Travelling through the Vosges...
In the wake of the Palatinate, you will encounter rocks in the
form of ruins, pink and ocre stone interlaced with the green of
fir trees, slopes along which are perched medieval ruins...To
the south of Bruche, is the superb Champ du Feu..Sainte-Marie
aux Mines. Make you way now towards the famous "ballons",
old granitic mountains. There is something wild about this place...
Forests. lakes, cirques. Absorb the fragrance of the spruce, of
the dry needles, the fig trees reaching into the sky.. the lake
of Gerardmer: in summer you can bathe in its freshness and purity
and in the winter you can skate on it.
The Vosges form a vast border. Historically with its former battlefields
it was the stage of the first world war. Nowadays, all is serene,
it is a haven of nature for walkers... Follow the Route des Cretes,
a superb route for walkers in the summer and for cross-country
skiing in the winter.
Then there is the Route Joffre.. Masevaux, Col de la Schlucht,
le Hohnick, le Linge..
A succession of splendid panoramic views, the very essence of
nature and in its old summer farms, you will receive a warm welcome.
Gliding through the Jura
Water everywhere, the lakes of the Haute Saone, the silence of
the lakes of Saint Point, Chalain. Vouglans, the Herisson waterfall,
the rush of streams and the calm banks of a cool river where you
can just allow time to pass by... Fishing and canoeing are a must
here. The water has worked its way underground, the grottos of
Planches en Arbois, of Moidons of Baume-les-Messieurs; Poudrey,
the impressive cave; breathtaking chasms...Here you will find
several kilometers of signposted routes for cross-country skiing:
the Grande Traversee of the Jura, the Rousses from where downhill
glide into Switzerland, Metabief where downhill and cross-country
skiing can be practised over vast areas.
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